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FileMaker 19: get a list of IDs with Execute FileMaker Data API

27 August 2020 - Author : - Category : FileMaker, Technique, Video

[WARNING: this video is for advanced developers only and does not explain the details of the technique. It’s here to share an idea only, not code]   One of my favorite features in FileMaker 19 is the new, undocumented script step, Execute FileMaker Data API. As I already wrote, it could be improved and I […]

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FileMaker 19: Entering a New World

22 May 2020 - Author : - Category : Blog, FileMaker
Claris FileMaker Icon

FileMaker 19 has just been released, and there's a lot to be said about both the new features and the evolution of the platform in general. Rather than publishing a long video as we usually do, we thought a feature article made more sense this time. A few background elements first of all. Everything has [...]

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FileMaker Inc. becomes Claris

7 August 2019 - Author : - Category : Conference, FileMaker, News
DevCon 19

A quick note from Orlando, where 1-more-thing’s Romain Dunand and yours truly attend FileMaker DevCon’19, the annual FileMaker developer conference. Brad Freitag, the new CEO – who had previously held the position of sales manager for six years – made some sensational announcements at the inaugural keynote. The most striking is the name change of […]

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dotfmp19

11 June 2019 - Author : - Category : Uncategorized

As every year in June, the dotfmp unconference took place in Berlin last week, and as every year, it was the best FileMaker events for geeks. Thank you so much, Egbert, for making this event so interesting and pleasant. 1-more-thing was there with 5 team members (Jean-Frédéric Struyven, Laurent Spielmann, Andries Heylen, Yann Trauchessec and [...]

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Quick Find: the forgotten feature

26 September 2018 - Author : - Category : FileMaker, Technique

Released with FileMaker 11, more than 8 years ago in 2010, Quick Find is probably one of the most underestimated features in FileMaker. For some reason, there wasn’t even much emphasis in the product marketing when it was released. Platform evengelists would mention it as a ‘Google-like search engine within FileMaker’, product documentation said ‘search […]

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Hierarchal Portals Using ExecuteSQL

27 March 2013 - Author : - Category : Uncategorized

Recently, Doug West, Excelisys, published an interesting and simplified technique to manage hierarchal portals in FileMaker. Still, it relies on a data model that makes the handling of hierarchy difficult (move, duplicate, sort) or impossible (many-to-many relationships…) Here is an alternative based on the very same example (and the same data), using FileMaker 12 ExecuterSQL function, in […]

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